Peña: Environmental awareness

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:29 p.m.

NOVEMBER is environmental awareness month. This is by virtue of Republic Act 9512, or An Act to Promote Environmental Awareness through Environmental Education and for Other Purposes, which was passed in December of 2008. The law requires the integration of environmental education in school curricula at all levels, whether public or private, including in barangay daycare, preschool, non-formal, technical vocational, professional level, indigenous learning and out-of-school youth courses or programs.

Quarantine measures up

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:31 p.m.

GOVERNMENT will fund the upgrade of facilities and manpower for the quarantine of imported agricultural products when the Asean Free Trade is fully implemented.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala stressed there is a need for quarantine inspection of imported products that will come to our country.

Criticisms to give way to better Panagbenga @ 20

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:29 p.m.

CONSTRUCTIVE criticisms given during this year’s Panagbenga are being considered to improve on Panagbenga 2015, the 20th year of the Baguio Flower Festival.

Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc. Executive Committee chairman Anthony de Leon assured during the recent launch of Panagbenga 2015, the next celebration of the well known flower festival will be better guided by the constructive criticisms received after the conduct of this year's celebration.

Youth slam Galidan killing

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:27 p.m.

MOUNTAIN Province youth are condemning the death of Stefene Galidan.

"The Mountain Province Youth Alliance (MPYA) extends our deepest condolences to the family of Stefene Galidan and we strongly condemn the brutal killing of our fellow youth by alleged members of the Philippine National Police," the progressive youth organization said in a statement.

Cinematheque hosts CineTotoo film festival

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:26 p.m.

FOLLOWING the historic run of the 1st Cine Totoo Documentary Film Festival in Metro Manila, the Cine Totoo Filmmakers Batch 2014 are now collectively arranging The Cine Totoo Documentary Caravan, yearning to bring the all-Filipino lineup of documentaries to universities and cinema centers within and especially outside the national capital.

Media in covering children: Do no harm

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:20 p.m.

THE news media should be more sensitive when it comes to reporting on children and children’s issues. Responsible journalists should get the stories on children out without doing them harm.

These are some of the main points discussed in “Mainstreaming Children’s Issues in the Media: Getting the Story Out Without Doing Harm”, the first trainers’ training workshop on child protection and child-sensitive media reporting organized by Plan International and Philippine Press Institute (PPI) with support from the European Union (EU).

Police crackdown on illegal firearms

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 09:18 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Illegal firearms were seized in Abra, bringing its owners to courts.

The Abra Police Provincial Office led by Police Senior Superintendent Albertlito Garcia, the Abra Shield team, the Lagangilang and Manabo Municipal Police Stations in coordination with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized a slew of firearms this week, scoring in its fight against criminality.

PWDs receive livelihood training through GPBP

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:55 p.m.

SIXTY-SEVEN persons with disability (PWDs) from Baguio City are now undergoing a livelihood training program, which aims to capacitate them with entrepreneurial skills that can be used in managing their own enterprise.

The training, which follows the Community-Driven Enterprise Development (CDED) approach, was funded through the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) funds of the city government of Baguio and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Abra Week for Peace activities slated

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:52 p.m.

BANGUED, Abra - All is set for the 2014 Abra Week for Peace (AWP) on December 1-4, themed, “Abrenioak, Linak ken Kappia’t Kalikagumak”.

Now on its seventh year, the AWP is focused on the issue of illegal drugs, and the campaign to stop drug abuse.

Tabuk sets jobs fair

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 08:50 p.m.

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The city government of Tabuk will hold a job fair December 12 at the People's Gym as an early Christmas treat for job hunters.

Tabuk City’s Public Employment Service Office head Loyda Saboy said the “Pamaskong Handog para sa mga Tabukeño” will accommodate 10 accredited recruitment agencies for both local and overseas employment.

Benguet preps for Ebola

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:22 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Provincial board member and chair of the Committee on Health Esteban Piok is awaiting training from the Department of Health to help keep the threat of the Ebola virus away from the province.

Piok said the training will be initiated by DOH and all provincial hospitals will undergo an orientation on the virus which has claimed lives abroad.

Regions link to save river

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:20 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Saving the Amburayan River has become an inter-region concern.

In the midst of the provincial Adivay festival, the Jaime V. Ongpin Foundation Inc. (JVOFI) with Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan, representatives from Ilocos Sur and La Union held the formal signing of the agreement to save the Amburayan River.

BFFFI sets rules for Panagbenga logo use, royalties

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:17 p.m.

THE Panagbenga logo may not be used unless permitted by the Baguio Flower Festival Foundation, Inc.

The BFFFI has issued policies and guidelines on the use of the Panagbenga logo.

Mine firms, partners in disaster preparedness

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:16 p.m.

MINING companies are partners and not enemies.

Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation president Rene Meily said stressing mining companies have been committed in fulfilling their social responsibilities.

Tech-voc training to make IPs job-ready

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:12 p.m.

THEY could be the next expert welders, hotel staff, auto-mechanics or chef.

Through skills training, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) wants the country's Indigenous Peoples (IPs) to be out of the fringes of society and seek better livelihood and employment opportunities.

Officers oriented on trade regulations

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 08:09 p.m.

THE Department of Trade and Industry advised that before buying products, check the accreditation markings first to ensure that these are quality and safe products.

‘Mining, not an enemy’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:05 p.m.

PHILEX Mining Company chairman of the Board Manny Pangilinan stressed the importance of sustainable mining and its potential to be an economic force of the country.

Artscape tilt promotes pride for Benguet

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:02 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – An artscape competition takes centerstage in the Adivay Festival to promote pride for the province.

Dubbed, “My Pride of Place Tourism Artscape Competition,” the tilt features the history, tourist attractions, culture, products of the 13 municipalities, according Provincial Tourism Operations Officer Clarita Prudencio.

WWII photo exhibit opens in Adivay

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:01 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET - The Philippine Veterans Bank joins the province of Benguet in celebrating its 114th founding anniversary by sharing the stories of the past World War with its award-winning Traveling Exhibit entitled “War of Our Fathers”.

The PVB and the Veterans Foundation of the Philippines, in partnership with the provincial government of Benguet, opened the exhibit dedicated to the WWII veterans at the Benguet Provincial Capitol Monday.

Philippines needs more mining engineers

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:59 p.m.

THERE is a demand for licensed mining engineers.

Philippine Society of Mining Engineers president Felizardo Gacad Jr. called incoming college students interested in mining-related operations to enroll in a degree in mining engineering as there is a large demand for these professionals.

Cops face probe over Galidan death

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:58 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Five policemen from Bontoc town have been relieved over the death of Stefene Galidan.

The Mountain Province Police Provincial Office has detained Senior Police Officer (SPO) 4 Rolando Bagangan; SPO4 Michael Napaeg; SPO3 Lester Faba-an; SPO2 Gaspar Suagen; and Police Officer 3 Raul Fagsao in a holding facility until the police investigation is finished.

Rebel surrenders; Cordillera police ups ‘Oplan Tugis’

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:56 p.m.

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- A lady rebels has surrendered to authorities, ending 13 years of hiding.

Priscilla Silot, 44, from Ilocos Sur surrendered to Intelligence personnel of Baguio City Police Office, Regional Intelligence Division (RID), Regional Intelligence Unit-(RIU-14) and personnel of the Benguet Police Provincial Office, November 10.

Silahis ng Pasko activities slated

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 08:50 p.m.

THIS year's Silahis ng Pasko in the City of Pines celebrates its 41st anniversary of caring and sharing.

A children-parents Christmas mardigras will kick-off the activity at the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) followed by the grand opening program at the Melvin Jones grandstand on December 1.

Flower fest launched

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:25 p.m.

PANAGBENGA 2015 will not only be Baguio's but the flower festival of BLISTT.

The 20th celebration of the Panagbenga festival launched Monday at the Baguio City Hall promises not only the Summer Capital's best but also the best of the neighboring municipalities especially La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay.

Aliping ok with special region

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:24 p.m.

BAGUIO City Representative Nicasio Aliping Jr. welcomes the idea of making Cordillera as a special region.

Aliping told Sun.Star Baguio the idea, which came out after President Benigno Aquino III asked for a parallel plan to Cordillera's pursuit for autonomy, is a good sign indicating the President is concerned.

Abra given grace period

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 10:21 p.m.

ABRA Electric Cooperative (ABRECO) has been given an extension by AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) to get its act together.

In a statement by Ria Calleja, APRI associate vice president for Corporate Communications, she said an extension until today, Tuesday, has been given to ABRECO to pay a partial of P13.7 million worth or arrears.

Darkness looms in Abra

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 05:48 p.m.

ABRA might be left in the dark starting Monday after AP Renewables Inc. (Apri) terminated its amended power supply agreement (PSA) with the Abra Electric Cooperative (Abreco).

Apri issued the termination notice on November 4, citing Abreco's failure to settle payments and failure to fulfill commitments since 2012.

Camp John Hay DevCo hosts art tilt

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 05:47 p.m.

CAMP John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) plays host to this year's Camp John Hay Art Contest.

With the theme “Environment and Development: Key to a Better Future,” the art event kicks off November 22 at the Scout Hill area.

PSME: Responsible mining, a commitment

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 05:46 p.m.

WHILE the mining industry continues to grow, the greatest challenge to miners is how to keep their operations lucrative while practicing responsible mining, said Philippine Society of Mining Engineers (PSME) president Felizardo Gacad.

Mayor wants list of Baguio police chief nominees

Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 05:43 p.m.

MAYOR Mauricio Domogan urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to submit the names of the five nominees for the top police post in the Summer Capital.

The mayor said he had composed the screening committee that will undertake the selection process and the group will convene as soon as the list is submitted.

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